Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Senior Living at Longwood at Oakmont in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

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We want you to make a well-informed, confident decision about what senior living community you want to call your home, no matter what you decide. Please take a look through our frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the answer you are looking for, please feel free to contact us at 1-877-842-0879 so we can help.

  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsDo you have guest rooms? What is the cost?

    We have guest rooms available and the cost ranges from $80 - $90 a night. For more information or to book a room, please call 412-826-5700.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsHow many meals are included in the monthly maintenance fee?

    One meal per day, either lunch or dinner in a choice of four dining rooms.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsAre pets allowed in apartments / homes?

    Yes, but not in any of the common areas. Members are expected to be responsible pet owners.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsDoes Longwood have a waiting list?

    Yes. Longwood keeps a list of Priority Club Members who are waiting for specific types of accommodations to become available. Priority Club members are called in order of their date of deposit as accommodations become available.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhat are the application requirements?

    A medical assessment and financial application are both required. 

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhat transportation is included in the monthly fee?

    Transportation to physician appointments, shopping, cultural events (a nominal fee may apply) and worship services are included in the monthly fee. 

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhat services are covered by the monthly fee?

    Your monthly fee includes:

    • Lifestyle engagement programs and events
    • On-site shuttle service
    • Transportation to physician appointments, shopping, cultural events (a nominal fee may apply) and worship services are included in the monthly fee.
    • 24 Hour Emergency Response
    • 24 Hour Security Coverage
    • Access to on-site medical services
    • Trash removal and recycling program
    • Apartment and appliance maintenance
    • Landscaping and snow removal
    • Utilities excluding internet services
    • Telephone and basic cable television
    • Weekly housekeeping
    • Linen service (optional)
    • Use of The Commons
    • Use of The Wellness Center
    • Access to on-site personal care and health care centers
    • Tray service when ill
    • Choice of four dining venues
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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhat are the federal income tax benefits for CCRC members?

    As a member, a portion of the fees paid to the community are attributable toward medical expenses. The IRS has ruled it is appropriate for a CCRC or Life Plan Community to determine the amount of deductibility based on the medical expenses of the community. The final decision to take the deduction should be made by the member of his/her tax advisor.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsIf I have a long term care insurance policy, will I need to continue the premiums when I move to Longwood?

    Once you move to Longwood, a long term care insurance policy may no longer be needed. Do not cancel this policy until we have had a conversation about the benefits of these policies and you have physically moved into the community. Sometimes the benefits outweigh the costs.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhat is a "care continuum"?

    This refers to the various levels of health care a resident may need throughout his/her lifetime. These levels range from residential living (where a resident needs no assistance), to Personal Care (where a resident needs assistance with bathing, dressing and medications) to skilled nursing care (requiring medical care or rehabilitation). Residents are able to transfer between levels of care as their condition warrants.

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